The University of Bridgeport
© Lockard Koval, TWU Athletics

DENTON, Texas, April 17, 2010 – After sharing the title in 2009, the University of Bridgeport won the 2010 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships team title outright on Friday in Kitty Magee Arena on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Individual event finals begin on April 17 at 6 p.m. ET.

Bridgeport captured the team championship with a 193.975, edging host Texas Woman’s University, which finished second with a 193.600. Cornell University placed third with a 192.525. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, finished fourth with 190.700.

The Purple Knights posted the top team scores on balance beam (48.575) and floor exercise (48.850). TWU earned the top team scores on vault (48.775) and uneven bars (48.600).

Texas Woman’s University earned the top individual scores on all four apparatus with Brittany Johnson scoring a 9.825 on balance beam and Marcella Fallon recording a 9.825 on vault. Kristin Edwards shared the floor exercise title with Lorraine Galow and Miranda Der of Bridgeport with scores a 9.800, and Rashonda Cannie posted a 9.800 on uneven bars along with Cornell’s Maddie Pearsall.

The top 10 finishers on each event during the semi-finals qualified for the individual event finals.

The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships is for Division I, II and III schools with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships.

2010 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships
Kitty Magee Arena
Texas Woman’s University
April 16, 2010

Team Finals
1. University of Bridgeport, 193.975
2. Texas Woman’s University, 193.600
3. Cornell University, 192.525
4. Rutgers University, 190.700

Individual Event Qualifiers

Katie Canning, Temple
Sherah Veron, Seattle Pacific
Tiara Land, Bridgeport
Teenie Beck, William and Mary
Laura Sevarino, Rutgers
Alyssa Lewandowski, Rutgers
Monica Mesalles, Bridgeport
Kristin Edwards, TWU
Brittany Johnson, TWU
Kaity Watson, Temple
Amy Winczura, TWU
Amanda Holt, Centenary
Emily Santoro, Cornell

Uneven Bars
Justine Basley, Southern CT
Laura Willis, Seattle Pacific
Carissa Huggins, Bridgeport
Adriana Panades Erra, Bridgeport
Erica Gerlach, Rutgers
Kaysha Heck, Seattle Pacific
Lorraine Galow, Bridgeport
Rashonda Cannie, TWU
Chelsea Troutman, Temple
Maddie Pearsall , Cornell
Gabriella Sanguineti, Cornell
Brittany Johnson, TWU

Balance Beam
Michelle Graves, TWU
Katie Canning, Temple
Anissa Madrid, Seattle Pacific
Leigh Heinbaugh, Rutgers
Brittany Johnson, TWU
Corrine Williams, Temple
Emily Repko, Bridgeport
Lorraine Galow, Bridgeport
Monica Mesalles, Bridgeport
Melanie Standridge, Cornell

Floor Exercise
Whitney Daughtery, Centenary
Jenna Dudley, Air Force
Caroline Hilpisch, TWU
Laura Sevarino, Rutgers
Breanna Collins, Bridgeport
Lorraine Galow, Bridgeport
Emily Lenk, Cornell
Amy Winczura, TWU
Kristin Edwards, TWU
Monica Mesalles, Bridgeport
Nino Oteri, Temple
Corrine Williams, Temple